COMPLETES THREE YEARS
A specialist in total integrated supply chain solution, Mumbai-based Delex Cargo India aims to become a ‘preferred delivery partner’ for their suppliers. CT Bureau
Delex Cargo India, an NDR Group Company, is promoted by a group of experienced professionals from the Supply Chain industry. Delex, in its 3rd year of inception, developed an extensive distribution and delivery network across major towns and cities of India that offer a wide range of Supply Chain services to the Indian industry.
According to Srinivas Sattiraju, CEO, Delex Cargo India; innovation and customer specific solution is the key to competing in logistics business in India and worldwide. He says, „Delex is built on this one key principle that helped us to be a logistics leader in the domestic market. We have a great deal of experience in managing the logistics of industries across spectrum, ranging from consumer electronics, telecom, IT, FMCG, to industrial equipment, high value merchandise, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. With its presence across more than 24 major towns and cities of India through a network of more than 70 PUDOs (Pick-Up and Delivery Operation centres), Delex is slated for expansion with more than 200 delivery locations in the pipeline for the next 2 years.‰
Elaborating on the focus for this year, Satturaju said, „This year, the focus is to drive growth of our domestic air cargo business. To achieve this, as a strategic step forward, our group has signed up Cargo General Sales ales Agency ( CGSA) deal with leading domestic airlines. Next focus is our newest service offering Surface Parcel Delivery ( SPD) where we are beefing up our HUB and PUDOs network connectivity through dedicated Surface Linehauls to enhance our service efficiency. Our key strategy around SPD is to offer a strong B2B Cargo Delivery Service aimed at large, pan-India customers, requiring solution based integrated logistics delivery operations.‰
Though the 3PL market in India is on a positive track, the company has restricted itself in providing warehousing services to a select group of customers. Explaining the company's 3PL business, Satturaju said, „Currently Delex has major ongoing business engagements with two leading companies from FMCG and auto sector with large warehouse operations in South India and West Bengal; we are in process of completing the set up of our first Pharma warehouse in Bengaluru.‰ DELEX ON LOGISTICS INDUSTRY CHALLENGES FOR 2013 Talking about the challenges in the coming year, Athmaraman Venkatesan, Head Operations Air Cargo, Delex Cargo India said, „2013 is going to be quite challenging as there is a pressure (on logistics companies) on reducing cost and improving efficiencies, due to the prevailing global economic scenario. At the same time, with FDI in Retail, Aviation and other related sectors, 2013 could open doors for greater opportunity (for logistics sector) too. Whether FDI or not, I feel 2013 will see a major push towards improving overall operational quality at efficient costs, rather than concentrating only on the cost of service, which has historically been the case till now.‰ DELEX ON COLD CHAIN SUPPLY TRANSPORTATION „This service is now recognised as a sunrise ssector in India. Delex entered into ÂCold Chain TransportationÊ ( CCT) business by deploying a dedicated fleet of over 30 trucks fitted with the latest, state-ofthe-art, PUF insulated refrigerated containers. Fitted with data loggers and GPS systems, Delex is able to offer real-time tracking of temperature maintained in the container, besides providing the usual information on vehicle location, driving speed, etc. DelexÊs approach towards CCT business shall be client-based requirement assessment, solution design and dedicated deployment,‰ informed Anil Kumar Seshagiri, Head Strategy and Business Development, Delex Cargo India.